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Come to L.A. Parent’s Special-Needs Resource Fair

L.A. Parent is hosting a resource fair for families with special needs from 12:30-5 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Zimmer Children's Museum (6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100, L.A.; www.zimmermuseum.org). We hope you'll join us! Admission is free. The interactive museum will be open throughout the fair. Kids can enjoy riding in a plane, shopping in Main Street, cooking in the Blue Bagel Cafe and letting their … Read Article

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See A Holiday Family Favorite

Win a family four-pack of tickets to see A Christmas Carol on December 5 at 8pm at A Noise Within Theatre! … Read Article

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Moms Building a Family of Friends

This past month, two of my childhood friends lost their mothers to cancer. We talked, cried, delivered food, arranged flowers and gave each other the strength to face unbearable loss. Diana Struhl, Bronwyn Ensor, Charmaine Wash and I met when we were 12, when 7th grade was still called junior high. We bought our “best-friend” split-heart charm necklaces in Westwood Village three decades ago, and wh … Read Article

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Put On Your Tutu and Walk With Ballet For All Kids

Elise Luna, 6, loves to dance. With her ballet DVD in hand, she twirls around her living room every chance she gets. One of the biggest treats of the week is her ballet class. While verbal communication is a challenge for Elise, who has autism, dance frees her to fully express herself. Elise takes classes at Ballet for All Kids in Encino. The studio, founded by Bonnie Schlachte, offers … Read Article